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Orangeade

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Orangeade is a super refreshing drink that your friends and family are going to love this summer. This was one of my favorite childhood drinks. My version of orangeade captures all of the deliciousness we drank as children but uses much healthier ingredients. You will definitely want to give this a try! It combines orange juice, water, sugar, lemon juice, and honey to create a drink you will find yourself drinking and craving all summer long! 

Orangeade

If you have yet to make homemade Orangeade you are going to want to head to the kitchen to make this drink immediately. 

It is full of so much flavor and is super refreshing to drink. It uses minimal ingredients and is similar to lemonade but with all the orange flavors we love! 

Orangeade

It is the perfect summer drink that you are going to love. In fact, you may find yourself drinking multiple pitchers of it a week! 

Orangeade

For more delicious drinks to enjoy this summer, be sure to try our Wendy’s Frosty recipe, our Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino, and our Strawberry lemonade

Is orangeade the same as orange juice?

Orangeade is a little different from orange juice. It can be carbonated or noncarbonated and it is usually made from orange juice, simple sugar, lemon juice, and water. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water, divided 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar  
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (about 8 oranges) 
  • 2 lemons, juiced                                                                                                                                                 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Fresh mint leaves and orange slices for garnish

How to Make Homemade Orangeade

  • In a large pot over medium heat, create a simple syrup by combining the sugar with 1 cup of water. Cook while stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.

  • Add the orange juice, lemon juice, and honey to the syrup; stir until well mixed. 

  • Add the remaining 2 cups of water and stir. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve garnished with fresh mint and orange slices, if desired. 

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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you don’t want your orangeade as sweet, you can omit the honey. 
  • If you like a really sweet orangeade you can add up to ½ cup more sugar to the simple syrup. 
  • You can strain your orange juice if you prefer to drink your orangeade with no pulp. 
  • You will want to drink this as cold as possible. 
  • I don’t add ice to this drink because I find that it dilutes it when it starts to melt, but you can add ice if you prefer. 
  • Want to change the flavor a bit? You can add mint to the orangeade. 
  • You can use sparkling water if you prefer instead of the 2 cups of water. This will make a nice fizzy orangeade. You can also use club soda if you prefer. 
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Storage

You will want to store your orangeade in the fridge in a pitcher for up to 3 days. 

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Can I add more water?

You can add more water, but I don’t recommend it. By adding more water you are diluting all the other flavors. 

What Is Orangeade?

Orangeade is a drink made with orange juice, sweetener, and water. It can also be carbonated.

Orangeade

Orangeade

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Orangeade is a super refreshing drink that your friends and family are going to love this summer. It combines orange juice, water, sugar, lemon juice, and honey to create a drink you will find yourself drinking and craving all summer long!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (about 8 oranges)
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Fresh mint leaves and orange slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, create a simple syrup by combining the sugar with 1 cup of water. Cook while stirring constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.
  2. Add the orange juice, lemon juice, and honey to the syrup; stir until well mixed. 
  3. Add the remaining 2 cups of water and stir. Pour into a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve garnished with fresh mint and orange slices, if desired.

Notes

Makes about 5 ½ cups

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 55gProtein: 1g

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